Forma-de-vida en la literatura: dos comunidades
This article aims at analysing two contemporary Argentine novels, Luis Chitarroni’s Peripecias del no. Diario de una novela inconclusa (2007), and Facundo Soto’s Taller literario (2013). It describes both texts as representing literary communities organized in order to build what Giorgio Agamben calls “form-of-life”, i.e., a life so intrinsically intertwined with its form, its style, that life and form –in this case, literature– become inseparable. We suggest that the exploration of a community is necessarily the exploration of its language, and we show that if the communities portrayed in these two novels exist in order to write and to read literature, then their languages differ drastically, widening thus the space of literature.